Jedi Outcast on Linux

For all Jedi Outcast Linux players out there:
The “stuck in the beginning of Level 4 bug” is fixed now. This was a tricky one – just one little change but hard to find.

You might have to die one time to fix some broken saved variables.

If this is still not working, load a savegame from the previous level and start over from there.

Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (Single Player Linux Port)

Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (Single Player Linux Port).
After 10 development days I present the first playable release of JK2 Linux.

The current state is playable without any major problems.
– loading/saving and a lot of other open issues are fixed

I only had time to test the first two levels, but everything looks fine.
If there are questions, feel free to contact me. Just consider my time-zone (Vienna, Austria). It might take me a while to answer.

More information about the Linux Port:


I used Code:Blocks as starting point for this port.
The whole compile process is based on it, but I think it should be pretty easy to add Makefiles or other compiling structures.
The source code is compiled with GCC.

My development system: Ubuntu 12.10 64bit
– I’m using a 64bit system, but this port is still a 32 bit program!


If you just want to play the game without compiling anything, the binary files are located here: “jedioutcast/code/Release/”.
The binary files are not build or tested to run on every Linux system, but they should work on Ubuntu 12.10.
I just wanted to add a little short cut.

The following files are needed to run the game:
– jk2sp

In order to start Jedi Outcast, the “base” folder from your original game has to be copied into the folder of the Linux binary files.
Be sure to mark “jk2sp” as executable and start the game with it.


Known Issues:

– multi-monitor handling is still experimental
– some font rendering issues with the Intel Mesa driver (on my test machine)
– input handling in window mode is not perfect

Widescreen Feature:

This is the only thing I changed from the original code to improve the gaming experience.
– added some tweaks for widescreen support (show more content left and right instead of cutting content from top and bottom)
– if you want to play in your native monitor resolution you have to choose the following option “2048×1536”. I change this to the current resolution of the main monitor during OpenGL start up.

Porting Notes

This was a fast port, so don’t be surprised to see some bad hacks in place.
The first goal was to get it to run. Making it better is the next step.
I share the code now (in it’s current shape), because I know you want to play with it and maybe help out.

There is still a lot of work left to do:
– CLEANUP: I have a lot of porting helpers in place (comments and other stuff)
– stay closer to the original code: play with compiler flags to avoid/revert some bigger changes
– make my widescreen tweaks optional